New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Aug 15 13:38:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 15 15:28, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug 15 07:16, Eric Blake wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
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> > According to Corinna Vinschen on 8/15/2008 7:13 AM:
> > >>
> > >> So, how can we make sure that the script
> > >> from the base-cygwin package runs as the first script?  Does it work
> > >> to make bash depend on base-cygwin?
> > > 
> > > Eric?  Is the latter feasible?  I created the
> > > in a way so that it only requires bash itself, not any coreutils tool.
> > 
> > I don't know setup.exe well enough to say if that extra dependency will
> > help, but a) it can't hurt, and b) it's worth a shot.  I've tweaked the
> > setup.hint in release-2 accordingly.
> Cool, thanks!  I'll try a fresh reinstall soon.

Hang on.  Of course base-cygwin requires bash *and* coreutils since it
calls cat, mkdir and rm.

The setup.hint file of base-cygwin has a 

  requires: bash coreutils

line.  That's a recursion.  Won't the order in which the postinstall
files are running be pure coincidence?

Shouldn't the requires line be removed in base-cygwin to get this
working reliably?!?  Geeh, I'm getting headaches.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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